We Love: David Bowie - Everything, and also his new song Where Are We Now
The Crew on 01/09/13 @ 11:45am
David Bowie is one of the all-time greats, and on the evidence of this song - his first track in almost 10 years - he will never lose his magic.
Yesterday was his 66th birthday, and as great admirers of his genius and vision, we would like to wish him a very happy birthday. His next album,
The Next Day, will drop in March. It marks his reunion with his longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, who spoke with BBC News about the single: " It's maybe the only track on the album that goes this much inward for him. It's quite a rock album, the rest of the songs. I thought to myself: 'Why is David coming out with this very slow, albeit beautiful, ballad? Why is he doing this? He should be coming out with a bang.' But he is a master of his own life. I think this was a very wise move, to link up the past with the future, and I think the next thing you hear from him is going to be quite different." Thankfully, Visconti also played down rumors that Bowie's absence from popular music is due to health problems, commenting that Bowie is " a very healthy man, I can assure you."
This song is amazingly gorgeous, so we can only imagine that the record will be too. Pro tip, though - this video kind of looks like Ray Gun magazine circa 1998, so the full effect of the song is probably best experienced by turning on the video and flipping to another tab.